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Congratulations to the new Executive Director of Riverside County Gun Owners PAC Karla Talley!
The RCGO Board voted unanimously to make our very own Karla Talley the Executive Director for Riverside County Gun Owners. Karla has already been doing the hard work of organizing and processing for our Second Amendment org. Karla has also been running the monthly meetings for Riverside and San Bernardino.  
A little about Karla… she is happily married with 3 kids, and a beautiful granddaughter. She has been a firearms enthusiast for the last 12 years and is a certified NRA Range Safety Officer. 
She has worked for over 25 years for the US Navy and Air Force, over twenty of those years as an Information Security Specialist for various programs and the last 5+ years as a Program Support Analyst for the Operations Division of the Navy’s Measurement, Science and Engineering Dept out of Norco CA.
We are all so happy to welcome Karla and her leadership to the entire Inland Empire Second Amendment community. Please join in welcoming Karla Talley to the Executive Director position and thank her husband Michael Talley for all his support! Thank you, Karla and Michael for stepping up to lead!
FREE Virtual CCW Seminar
Oct 13 at 7pm!
#NotMeRC In the Spotlight!
The #NotMeRC program is a mentor/mentee referral service run by women for women to help them:
  • Obtain firearms training
  • Get assistance in choosing and purchasing a firearm
  • Obtain a CCW
How does the program work?
A potential client can fill out the application for service on our website: Once received, the project manager reviews the application and assigns the client to an Ambassador. An Ambassador then contacts the client to begin the process of walking them through whatever their firearm needs are. After the client has been successfully helped, their case is closed and the Ambassador is given a new client to work with. Most of our Ambassadors are also NRA certified trainers. They are very knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms training and purchasing. RCGO also offers an online CCW seminar once a month. Check the RCGO website for upcoming dates. 
Courage. Knowledge. Power.
Monthly Meeting Info!
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Blog: Gun Sales Continue to Soar – Americans Continue to Buy Firearms at a Record-Breaking Pace Led by Women and Minorities
Sometimes it seems like there’s not much good news in our Second Amendment (2A) community. That seems even more so living in California where our 2A rights are routinely oppressed and abused. But that’s not an accurate view. In fact, the gun culture and community are alive and well and growing in America. Gun sales provide one example.
In the first six months of 2021, 3.2 million Americans purchased their first firearm, and nearly half of those people were under age forty….. Read More Here.
Murrieta Police Chief Tony Conrad
Anti-Second Amendment!
Riverside County Gun Owners Warns Murrieta Residents to Avoid Getting CCWs From Murrieta Police Department!
Riverside County Gun Owners (RCGO), a political action committee (PAC) promoting Second Amendment rights, is warning all Murrieta residents to avoid applying for a Carry Concealed Weapon permit (CCW) through the Murrieta Police Department. Instead, applicants should utilize the CCW process through the Riverside County Sheriff’s Licensing Department.
“Murrieta was the first to start issuing CCWs under the previous sheriff. At the time, it took years to get a CCW, and we are grateful for their initiative,” said Michael Schwartz, on behalf of RCGO. “But a lot has changed, and Murrieta Police Chief Tony Conrad is frankly ripping off Murrieta residents by unnecessarily charging an additional $150 for every application.”
Unlike Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, or any county in California, Chief Conrad requires that 100% of CCW applicants complete the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) test before they are issued a CCW. The MMPI-2 does not test an applicant’s sanity, nor does the test make a determination on a person’s mental health condition. The MMPI-2 is most often used to pre-test law enforcement, fire, and public safety employees to see if the applicant’s personality is optimal for training and on-the-job performance in those specific fields. Under California CCW laws, there is no requirement by the state that a personality test be administered nor is there a requirement that citizens have the same personality as a police officer. 
“RCGO met with Chief Conrad to make a simple and reasonable request — bring your process into parity with Riverside County and the rest of California. Stop the 100% requirement and only use these personality tests on applicants as needed,” said Schwartz. “Chief Conrad refused to even consider our request and said he did not want to allow ‘certain personalities’ to have a CCW. Yet, he was unable to define which personalities he dislikes. He went on to admit that even though he has never denied a permit based on the test results, he would not consider removing what is essentially a $150 personality tax.”    
According to the Murrieta Police Department website, the MMPI-2 test is administered by two outside vendors and costs $150 per applicant. Chief Conrad went on record saying that he did not agree that the test is a personality test, but the name of the test and Chief Conrad’s subsequent statements contradict his claim.         
“Chief Conrad is requiring applicants to go through this personality test to see if he likes you enough to issue a CCW for self-protection, and he charges you $150 for the privilege,” Schwartz said. “Murietta’s city council clearly was working for the people of their city when they implemented their CCW program, but Chief Conrad does not appear to have their best interests in mind. It is fair to wonder whose best interest he does have in mind. I was surprised by Chief Conrad’s hardline stance, and now RCGO is not only concerned about a personality test being an unusual roadblock to your ability to defend yourself, but now I am wondering why that $150 fee is so important to him and his department. Regardless of the results of an investigation into those fees, nobody hired a police chief to judge an applicant’s personality. It is outrageous that he refuses to remove a test that is not required, that is not relevant to your ability to defend your life, and that he admitted isn’t used to deny applicants. Yet, it is required for 100% of CCW applicants. It needs to end.”
If you would like to voice your disapproval and call for an end to Chief Conrad’s personality test requirement for all applicants, please call him directly at (951) 461-6309 and send him an email at Despite how frustrated we all are, please be respectful and polite. 
Founded in 2019, Riverside County Gun Owners is a registered political action committee (FPPC #1419037) and advocacy organization focused on organizing the gun industry and community and protecting the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms.
RCGO provides Second Amendment advocacy organization providing news and information on new gun laws, along with expanding and restoring Second Amendment rights in Riverside County. For more information visit:
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Volunteer – Warrior One Guns and Ammo Table Top – SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Warrior One Guns and Ammo, 2222 E La Cadena Dr, Unit H, Riverside, CA 92507
Volunteer – Ontario Gun Show – SIGN UP HERE
Saturday & Sunday, October 2 & 3, 2021
Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
Volunteer – The Shootist Table Top – SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, October 9
The Shootist, 24910 Washington Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562
Volunteer – Turner’s Outdoorsman Table Top – SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, October 23
Turner’s Outdoorsman, 2246 Griffin Way, Corona, CA 92879
Volunteer – San Bernardino Gun Show – SIGN UP HERE
Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7, 2021
National Orange Show Events Center, 689 South “E” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Volunteer – Rainbow Range and Gun Club Table Top – SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Rainbow Range and Gun Club, 3149 Rainbow Valley Blvd, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Volunteer – Riverside Indoor Shooting Range Table Top – SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Riverside Indoor Shooting Range, 11631 Sterling Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
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